President Trump Addresses Farmers Through NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) worked with officials from the White House to share remarks from President Donald J. Trump that he recorded from the Oval Office to the nation’s farmers, ranchers, and agriculture community through NAFB broadcast members. In his remarks, the President talked about a number of different topics important to the agricultural community as harvest …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/9

Carrie Muehling

Sentera announces that its Tassel Count analytics product will be available to all FieldAgent™ customers in March 2020. Expanding data-driven solutions for the ag industry, GROWMARK, Inc. and Growers Edge Financial, Inc. (Growers Edge) have announced a strategic partnership to help farmers become more efficient and profitable. Growers Edge will provide a yield guarantee program for GROWMARK’s expansive North American …

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Bayer Maintains Strong R&D Commitment to Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

A year after its acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer remains more committed than ever before to investments in new data science and technologies for food production. “We are very proud of our leading R&D pipeline with 75 projects in seed & traits, crop protection and Digital Ag pipelines,” said Bob Reiter, Head of Research and Development for the Crop Science Division. …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/2

Carrie Muehling

New DEKALB® corn and Asgrow® soybean products for 2020 feature exclusive genetics, industry-leading trait technologies and strong agronomic packages for consistent performance and high-yield potential. DEKALB is introducing a total of 28 new products next season. Twenty-six new Asgrow® Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® soybean products are being offered for planting next season. For more information, go to South Dakota …

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Bayer Committed to More Sustainable Food System

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers, industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders are in Monheim, Germany this week for the Bayer 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue to engage in a collaborative discussion on the future of agriculture. “Agriculture needs to feed a growing world without starving the planet”, said Liam Condon, member of the Bayer Board of Management and president of the Crop Science Division. …

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BASF a New Market Leader in Canada

Carrie Muehling

The past year has brought a number of changes for BASF in Canada as the company is now the market leader in that country. That includes a new headquarters location in Calgary and a new distribution model, as well as the opportunity to rename themselves as an agricultural solutions company instead of an agricultural products company. “That really drives us …

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FMC Advice for 2020 Fall Preparation

Cindy Zimmerman

The record number of prevented plant acres around the country this year means a lot of weed fields for growers to manage this fall for the 2020 season. FMC Technical Service Manager Drake Copeland says the problem is that some of those fields have already gone to seed. In this interview from the Farm Progress Show, Copeland shares some FMC …

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Sustainable Cotton, Wheat Hybrids and More from BASF

Carrie Muehling

BASF continues to innovate in a number of agricultural spaces, including a sustainable cotton program. Working with Wrangler and other companies, products like blue jeans branded as “Rooted” can be documented as being grown through sustainable practices. “All this cotton is grown by a system of documented sustainability which we help growers with. They, through a farm management system, record …

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Ag Groups Cheer Japan Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives for farmer and rancher organizations were present for a meeting with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe in New York City as the two signed a trade deal Wednesday worth billions for U.S. agricultural producers. Under the market access agreement, Japan will open the market to approximately $7 billion in American agricultural exports, eliminating or significantly lowering …

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Past and Current Ag Secretaries Support USMCA

Cindy Zimmerman

All former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration this week announced their support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy (Clinton), Dan Glickman (Clinton), Ann Veneman (W. Bush), Mike Johanns (W. Bush), Ed Shafer (W. Bush), and Tom Vilsack (Obama) underscored the importance of passing USMCA …

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